The GLBT Historical Society collection of LGBTQ art and artifacts encompasses a diverse range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional
objects, including paper materials such as drawings and sketches, architectural plans and banners; metal objects such as pins,
buttons, plaques, medallions and badges; three-dimensional artifacts such as sculptures, framed works of art, historic business
signs and theatrical props; and textiles, such as costumes, uniforms, ribbons and flags. These objects provide visual and
material evidence of the San Francisco queer community’s engagement with the social, cultural, political and physical dynamics
of the city, from the late 19th century to the present day.